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  1. They could have sold a bunch of these last weekend at The Vintage. Put me down for one.
  2. I gave up. Maybe after the Vintage.
  3. Car has come a long way, baby! Vintage at the Vineyards hotel parking lot, 2009
  4. Yup- Danco already has ocean containers full of them😏....
  5. OP needs a new electrical ignition switch. Maybe someone can offer him one. OP -where are you located? This thread is why it is sometimes difficult to communicate thru forums and email. I have to be very careful how I construct correspondence with my customers and vendors- I prefer picking up the phone and "cut to the chase".
  6. This was the one of the combinations I was looking for before I bought the 69. Nice late 73tii! GLWTS
  7. Your car previously had air conditioning (holes in the nose), so there may be some remnants of a relay or two. Looks like your bumper bolt is loose. The wiring at the coil looks strange- did someone lengthen the wires? i would not drive to NC with non-functioning gauges.
  8. When I reassembled the column in my 69, the steering wheel was sticking out too much (large gap between the hub and column surround). I loosened the pinch bolt on the coupling and pressed it downward. The splines on the steering box and steering shaft allow for a wide range of adjustments.
  9. There are many threads here detailing how to inspect the four screens in the tii fuel system. The BMW engineers were smart to include all of them in addition to the disposable filter element next to the radiator. When a tii owner fails to read whatever they can find on these wonderful cars, then I guess it is up to us to "teach them to fish". A sad sad story from yesterday: A coworker complained to me about a dead battery in his two year old V6 Honda (purchased new). He used a jump pack then drove to work (forgetting to bring the jump pack). He arrived at work (parking with the nose toward the trees), then tried starting the car. Click, click. I suggested he call the local Honda dealer (whom I trust) and take it in for charging system check. After jump starting the car with cables, he took it in. Dealership said it was a very dead battery and replaced it under warranty. The terminals were very corroded as well. When he told me the bad battery and corrosion issues, I asked him when was the last time he looked under the hood. "Never" was his response. His next response floored me---haven't you had the service done on the car in the last two years??? "No". My respect level for this person slipped a few notches.
  10. Change the 73 brackets to the 72 and earlier ones to tuck the front and rear bumpers in about 1-2".
  11. MLytle and Toby love the e46! Inspect the coolant reservoir - the one on my wife's e90 had to be replaced last year.
  12. My tii had good brakes but I found a bad RR wheel cylinder that leaked fluid all over the shoes so I replaced everything on both sides (parts sourced from Blunttech). The most important thing is to make sure the two shoe adjuster bolts can move before you install new parts. Mine were almost frozen to the backing plates.
  13. Blunttech is an excellent source for parts.
  14. What bulbs are in the H4 headlights? Does the car stall when the lights are on? No matter what the responses are, I highly recommend adding relays to the high and low beam circuits. Susquehanna Motorsports sells a wiring harness kit that works well and you don't have to modify the stock harness.
  15. Try this.